A controversial Facebook page is soliciting pictures from teenagers to decide, who, on Facebook is the “most beautiful teenager in the world.”
The page, which has more than 98,000 likes, has solicited complaints from parents and security experts who are concerned for the teens’ self-esteem — and safety, ABC News reports.
While Facebook told ABC that it had shut down the page, at least some version of the page seems to be still available on the social media site.
To participate in the “contest,” teens have to upload their pictures on the site — and wait for commentary. The weekly winner is chosen by which picture receives the most “likes.”
People claiming to be teens flooded the comment section over the photos — some of which were spam and some of which were incredibly provocative and age inappropriate.
The comments ranged from grossly complimentary to vicious.
“Nasty nose piercing,” one commentor wrote on a picture, as others remarked on the teen’s cleavage.
On another picture, commentors tore into a girl, calling her “fat” and “too ugly.”
“Pluck dem eyebrows gurl!” one added.
A concerned parent told ABC News that her 15-year-old daughter had been horrified by the comments she received after submitting her pictures to be judged.
“She read them [the comments] to me, several of them, and I couldn’t handle hearing them because it just made me very upset and angry,” Marcy Kemp-Rank said.
The page also alarmed security experts who are concerned for the “contestants’” safety.
The page is an “open” page, which means it can be viewed by anyone with a Facebook account.
Facebook did not immediately return a call for comment.
Article source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/beautiful-teen-contest-facebook-horrifies-parents-experts-article-1.1039774?localLinksEnabled=false
(MoneyWatch) Facebook has yet to go public, but it is already a breeding ground for securities fraud. The SEC late Wednesday filed charges against two money managers for misleading investors eager to buy stock in the social networking company ahead of Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO later this year.
The SEC alleges that the fund managers raised a total more than $70 million from investors to acquire shares of Facebook, Twitter, and other technology companies before they go public. In a related move to clean up the growing market for shares in popular social media firms, securities regulators also accused an online service called SharesPost that matches buyers and sellers of pre-IPO stock of operating without registering as a broker-dealer, as required by law.
2 managers of private-share funds charged by SEC
SEC complaint against Frank Mazzola
Facebook IPO, interesting fact since the SEC filing
SEC official say the secondary market for shares in pre-IPO companies is growing and poses a risk even to sophisticated investors. “While we applaud innovation in the capital markets, new platforms and products must obey the rules and ensure the basic fairness and disclosure that are the hallmarks of sound financial regulation,” said Robert Khuzami, director of the SEC’s enforcement division, in a statement.
The SEC alleged that money manager Frank Mazzola and his firms, Felix Investments and Facie Libre Management, created two funds to invest in Facebook and other high-profile tech companies. But the firms engaged in “improper self-dealing” by collecting higher commissions than what they had disclosed in marketing materials aimed at investors seeking to purchase Facebook stock, according to the agency. SEC officials said that improperly raised the price of shares in the social network.
Mazzola and his investment firms also are accused of deceiving investors in funds that had been created to buy stock in pre-IPO companies. One investor was falsely told that a fund set up Mazzola’s firms had acquired stock in Zynga (ZNGA), a well-known social gaming company that went public in December. The firms also allegedly made false claims about the financial performance of Twitter to attract investors to a fund set up to buy stock in the micro-blogging startup before it goes public.
A representative from Felix Investments did not immediately return a call for comment.
“In the course of operating these funds, defendants misled investors about the compensation they earned, engaged in undisclosed self-dealing adverse to the funds and the funds’ investors, lied about the amount ofstock the funds actually held, and freely misstated material facts about the companies in which the funds were investing to attract potential investors,” the SEC said in its complaint against Mazzola and his firms, which are said to have raised a total of $56 million.
In an administrative action, the SEC alleged that fund manager Laurence Albukerk of EB Financial Group secretly overcharged investors in two Facebook funds manged by the firm. Without admitting or denying the agency’s finding, Albukerk consented to having violated securities law and agreed to pay restitution and a penalty of $310,499.
The SEC heightened its scrutiny of the market for shares in pre-IPO companies in 2011 after Goldman Sachs (GS) arranged a $1.5 billion private-placement of Facebook stock.
Article source: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-500395_162-57397964/sec-fund-managers-defrauded-facebook-investors/
“I wanted full and unobstructed access, and they balked at that,” said Williams, recalling her son’s death in 2005. “It was heartbreaking. I was a parent grasping at straws to get anything I could get.”
Now lawmakers and attorneys in at least two states are considering proposals that would require Facebook and other social networks to grant access to loved ones when a family member dies, essentially making the site contents part of a person’s digital estate. The issue is growing increasingly important as people record more thoughts and experiences online and more disputes break out over that material.
Williams, a second-grade teacher from the Portland suburbs, ultimately got back into her son’s account, but it took a lawsuit and a two-year legal battle that ended with Facebook granting her 10 months of access before her son’s page was removed.
Nebraska is reviewing legislation modeled after a law in Oklahoma, which last year became the first state to take action.
“Mementos, shoeboxes with photos. That, we knew how to distribute once someone passed away,” said Ryan Kiesel, a former legislator who wrote the Oklahoma law. “We wanted to get state law and attorneys to begin thinking about the digital estate.”
Under Facebook’s current policy, deaths can be reported in an online form. When the site learns of a death, it puts that person’s account in a memorialized state. Certain information is removed, and privacy is restricted to friends only. The profile and wall are left up so friends and loved ones can make posts in remembrance.
Facebook will provide the estate of the deceased with a download of the account data “if prior consent is obtained from or decreed by the deceased or mandated by law.”
If a close relative asks that a profile be removed, Facebook will honor that request, too.
Like the Oklahoma law, the Nebraska bill would allow friends or relatives to take control of social media accounts if the deceased person lived in the state. The measure would treat Facebook, Twitter and email accounts as digital assets that could be closed or continued by an appointed representative.
Omaha lawyer William Lindsay, who specializes in estate planning, said his professional experience has taught him that the issue should be addressed in the law. But he also has a personal interest because of a cousin who died while serving in the Navy.
“We wanted to be able to get the email records, but we couldn’t because nobody knew the password,” Lindsay said. “We wanted to let her friends know she had died, but we didn’t know all of them.”
Sen. John Wightman, who sponsored the measure at the urging of the state bar association, said he expects the Judiciary Committee to approve the bill, sending it to the full Legislature.
Facebook spokesman Tucker Bounds said the company was surprised by the Oklahoma law and was working closely with Nebraska legislators on the latest proposal. The company declined to say how many people had requested access to accounts held by Oklahomans, but Bounds said it was relatively rare.
“I can tell you there aren’t people pouring out into the streets asking for access,” Bounds said.
Oregon could be the next state to take up the issue. The Oregon State Bar Association has formed a group to work on the matter and hopes to propose legislation next year.
Portland lawyer Victoria Blachly said the plan will mirror the Oklahoma law, but it will also include a “virtual asset instruction letter” that lists online information and passwords, along with instructions for when someone dies or becomes incapacitated.
“That’s the part that social media providers have been wrestling with,” Blachly said.
Like others, Blachly said she began studying the issue after a young relative died and left social media accounts in limbo.
Her top concern is the emotional value of social media accounts.
“Some people say ‘Well, if I get hit by a bus, what do I care?’” she said. “The people who love you care very much about it.”
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Article source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/is-facebook-part-of-your-estate-states-weigh-laws-to-govern-social-media-accounts-after-death/2012/03/15/gIQAhQ2cES_story.html
Rush Limbaugh is mobilizing his army of dittoheads: on Twitter.
During the third hour of his show Thursday afternoon, the conservative radio host announced that he planned to dip his toes into the Twitterverse by officially sending out his first tweet – and minutes later, he did.
“Everybody has been asking me what they can do to help in all of this, and I’ve been saying, nah, just do what you’ve been doing just, if you listen, keep listening, that’s fine, but … there’s an army out there that wants to be mobilized, and so, I figured, use Twitter for it. I’m just going to put some things on Twitter that you can help us circulate. It’s that simple you just retweet them,” he said.
Shortly after his show concluded, @limbaugh sent out his very first tweet: “Here’s how the opposition astroturfs advertisers. Smart piece from @LegInsurrection Pls. Retweet bit.ly/y6Tnnv @mmfa” — the message was quickly retweeted by 50 plus Twitter users.
The link in this tweet is a blog post written by Cornell Law School professor William Jacobson called “Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott.”
Jacobson told POLITICO Thursday afternoon that based on some simple traffic analysis, the website Legal Insurrection was running some 5,000 page views an hour, with most of the traffic coming from Twitter. “I’m getting all sorts of Twitter traffic that I’m not used to getting,” he said. “Five thousand an hour is a lot for me, even during the day.”
Jacobson, who says he listens to at least a part of Limbaugh’s radio show on most days and whose Twitter handle, @LegInsurrection, was included in Limbaugh’s tweet, said he also gained about 200 new followers in just a few hours.
The account @limbaugh — labeled “The Only Genuine Rush Limbaugh Twitter Feed” — had some 102,000 followers as Limbaugh was announcing his plan to start tweeting. In about half an hour, that figure had quickly jumped to over 103,000. According to metadata associated with the account, it was created in February, 2009.
“I’ve had a Twitter account just to lock it up, a genuine Rush Limbaugh Twitter account, not a fake phony one, just to keep it under my domain control,” Limbaugh explained on his show Thursday.
For the benefit of anyone unfamiliar with Twitter, the radio host also explained that signing up for an account was free. “If you want to — it’s totally up to you. I’m not going to be a daily tweeter,” he added.
So what can followers of Limbaugh’s Twitter account expect to see? No pictures of what the radio host’s having for breakfast, that’s for sure.
“I’m not going to be hanging on Twitter 15 hours a day and tweeting, ‘Just had breakfast, have a wonderful day! Bye! Here’s a picture of me eating some cornflakes!’ None of that stuff,” he said. “Just things I want people to see and there’s a really good one today that I want people to see, and I’m going to tweet it out.”
Based on the enthusiasm of his fan base, Limbaugh will likely draw thousands more followers in a short span of time, and create plenty of buzz through the popular networking tool.
It was only recently that the radio host had also gotten a taste of how damaging Twitter can be. In the wake of his “slut” comment about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, thousands of Twitter users mobilized – largely unifying behind the #BoycottRush – to bombard companies whose ads were running on “The Rush Limbaugh Show.” As a result, dozens of advertisers pulled their commercials from the program.
Article source: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74075.html
The controversy over apps that access the address book on peoples’ mobile phones has resulted in a privacy lawsuit that names Path, Facebook, Twitter, and Apple, among others.
Apps from these firms “surreptitiously harvest, upload and illegally steal the owner’s address book data without the owner’s knowledge or consent,” according to the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in Texas district court. These uploads “have, quite literally, turned the address book owners’ wireless mobile devices into mobile radio beacons broadcasting and publicly exposing the unsuspecting device owner’s address book data to the world.”
The suit calls on app makers to “halt and prevent these unconscionable, illegal practices” and hand over damages.
The lawsuit stems from an issue that made headlines last month, when Path CEO Dave Morin acknowledged that Path uploads the entire iPhone address book without user permission on the iOS version of the app. Morin apologized and released a new version of the Path iPhone app that allows users to opt in or out of sharing contact information.
The problem was not limited just to Path, however, prompting companies like Instagram and Twitter to update or clarify their policies.
The lawsuit also names Beluga, Yelp, Burbn, Instagram, Foursquare Labs, (the now-defunct) Gowalla, Foodspotting, Hipster, LinkedIn, Rovio Mobile, ZeptoLab, Chillingo, Electronics Arts, and Kik Interactive.
The suit names a dozen plaintiffs; 11 live in Austin, Texas while another resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas. All but two own iPhones, while the remaining individuals have Android-based Samsung devices. The suit does not mention any particular harm that has come to these people as a result of the address book controversy, except to say that it violates their privacy.
That defense didn’t work out too well last year, when a California judge dismissed an app-related privacy lawsuit against Apple, arguing that the plaintiffs failed to prove that Apple and its products caused them any harm.
In the wake of the Path incident, two members of Congress penned a letter to Apple asking the company for more information about iOS apps that access users’ contact lists. Apple recently submitted its response, but Henry A. Waxman, ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. G.J. Butterfield, ranking member of Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade said this week that Cupertino’s responses were not sufficient. They have asked Apple to send a representative to Capitol Hill to explain in person.
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Article source: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401625,00.asp
Leah Remini has remained mostly silent about her ouster (along with co-host Holly Robinson Peete) from CBS’ “The Talk” last summer. But she took to Twitter on Monday to reveal the suspected reason for her firing: Sharon Osbourne.
“Sharon thought me and Holly were ‘ghetto’” she tweeted. “We were not funny, awkward and didn’t know ourselves. She has the power that was given to her.”
In December, Osbourne and the current co-hosts appeared on Howard Stern’s satellite radio show and Stern brought up the subject of the fired former co-hosts. At the time, he wondered if it was Julie Chen, wife of CBS President and Chief Executive Les Moonves, who was behind the firings. But Osbourne quickly spoke up, saying: “Some people don’t really know who they are. You have to know who you are when you’re in something like this. You can’t pretend to be something you’re not.”
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Osbourne responded on Twitter on Tuesday, writing: “In response to Leah Remini’s continuous comments that I had her fired from “The Talk,” let me just go on the record to say I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure from the show and have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip.”
Remini, who is currently filming a pilot for ABC, claimed she didn’t know the reasons behind her firing until Osbourne discussed it on Stern’s show. Then she responded to fans on Twitter, saying “I will not respond to Sharon BUT only to say this, IF she wanted to clear it up she has my number has had ALL this time and didnt use it.not even to say she was sorry. so to Sharon I say… Well done Sharon, you won. I will move on now as you suggested. And so should u. Be at Peace.”
The show, which has been averaging just more than 2 million viewers this season, was recently picked up for a third season. Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood were brought in to replace Remini and Robinson Peete.
But Remini isn’t angry with the entire Osbourne clan. She tells her fans that Ozzy is a sweetie.
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Photo: From left, Leah Remini, Sharon Osbourne, Christie Brinkley and Julie Chen on “The Talk” in happier times. Credit: CBS
Article source: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/03/leah-remini-fired-the-talk-sharon-osbourne.html
Facebook has adopted a very aggressive strategy to gain market share in Latin America. In February 2011, the social network hired Alexandre Hohagen, Google’s main executive in Brazil at that time. Six months later, in August 2011, Facebook surpassed Orkut, owned by Google, in numbers of users for the first time in Brazil. This week, Facebook has announced it will open a new office in Buenos Aires. The CEO will be Alexander Zuzenberg, former commercial director of Google Argentina.
Lionel Messi, goalkeeper. (Carles Puyol’s Facebook page). Would it be right if Messi left for Real Madrid C.F. and Barcelona didn’t receive a penny?
Zuzenberg is joining Facebook this month. The local press could make an analogy to soccer to explain what Facebook move means. Zuzenberg leaving Google to Facebook would be somehow similar to Lionel Messi moving from Barcelona FC to Real Madrid FC. (If you don’t like this analogy, forgive me, go to the end of the post, oh! and enjoy the picture posted).
By hiring Zuzenberg, Facebook didn’t hit below the belt since it didn’t break any laws. Just like Real Madrid didn’t break any laws when hired Luis Figo, when the Portuguese was Barcelona’s main star. If it was ethical or not, that is another question. In fact, high-tech companies often hire top executives from competitors. For instance, earlier this year Yahoo tapped Paypal’s president, Scott Thompson, as CEO. Again, nothing legally wrong with that. However, let’s just say it is not a common procedure among the world’s most ethical companies.
The Buenos Aires office will be 100% focus on developing advertising sales. This is indicated by Zuzenberg’s commercial profile and the 5 open positions indicated in Facebook Argentina job search page: 1 in Ad Operations (Media Solutions), 1 in Online Operations ( Analyst, SMB Growth) and 3 in International Sales (Account Manager, Client Partner, and Manager, Sales Account Management – Global Marketing Solutions.) The search for staff for the Buenos Aires office began in early February.
Zuzenberg will form and lead a team to provide advice and attention to companies, advertising agencies and public entities in Argentina. The Buenos Aires office will provide support to four other Spanish-speaking markets in Latin America: Colombia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
“Millions in Argentina and South America regularly use Facebook to connect with people, common causes, brands and so on. Therefore, more and more local and regional companies are interested in using Facebook as a mean to build stronger links with their customers,” said Alexandre Hohagen, Facebook vice president of Sales for Latin America and also Google deserter.
“Adding the Buenos Aires office to our presence in the region will help Facebook to provide direct care to these companies. We are very pleased to have Alexander and his team onboard to develop successful marketing campaigns focused on people, “said Hohagen, the Brazilian who, before joining Facebook, was Google’s Latin American Managing Director.
The main objective is clearly commercial: to build and maintain relationships with companies wishing to use Facebook to approach potential customers. The new office will aim to increase advertising revenue but it will not be dedicated to software development. The law firm Baker and McKenzie will remain responsible for legal issues.
Facebook refused to specify the location and characteristics of the office, the number of people employed, plans, projections and the planned investment because it is in an SEC-mandated quiet period as it awaits it hotly anticipated IPO.
Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2012/03/15/facebook-vs-google-in-latin-america-strike-2/
CSO - A few decades ago, some genius had this outrageous idea: “Let’s put everything online.” Everything. Measureless reams of information all piled up on the World Wide Web. The audacity of this concept should not go unappreciated.
Cool idea, yes. But how will we FIND anything in this bottomless haystack?
That’s what search engines are for. They are built on spiders that crawl and index the Web continuously, and they run on algorithms that rank everything according to its pertinence and influence on any given topic. (Also read Why security pros should master Google.)
Right now, social networking sites are a critical factor in deciding what’s influential in search. If a page is frequently shared and liked on Facebook, that page is likely to rise in Google’s search results.
Search engine optimization pros, who–like traditional hackers–span a spectrum from white hat to black, noticed this. The darker sorts created a set of tools to help them game the system: XRumer, SEnuke, Hrefer, ScrapeBox, Ignite SEO.
These tools automate two key processes: spamming blogs and forums with comments and links, and creating fake social media profiles that let them share, like or +1 their own sites and pages in massive numbers.
And of course the traditional black-hat hackers have noticed this too. (Colleague Scott Berinato examined this effect with his usual prescience back in 2008.)
If they can build a Web page that includes links to a malicious site or that delivers a drive-by download of a keylogger, and then get that page to rank high in Google results for some apparently innocuous search term, that’s a great tool for cybercrime. So they employ XRumer and so forth to build fake profiles on Facebook and elsewhere.
And that’s just one of about a million headaches, or opportunities, that Facebook CSO Joe Sullivan has to confront on a daily basis.
Facebook has something like 800 million members–I’m sure it will be higher by the time this issue lands. Both the exploitations of and the potential solutions for modern Web security problems involve not just Facebook, but also Google and Microsoft and indeed the entire Web ecosystem. How can Sullivan help combat a problem of such magnitude? Machine learning, cooperation with search engines, civil lawsuits, user education–pretty much every tool in the security arsenal, and then some. Enjoy his QA with freelancer Lauren Gibbons Paul.
It’s a job I don’t envy, though I’m certainly glad somebody’s doing it.
Article source: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9225228/Tangled_web_Facebook_SEO_and_black_hat_tactics_colliding_still_
AKRON, Ohio As is the case with most married couples, Heather and Jon McKenna occasionally snipe at each other. Sometimes they even enjoy it./pp Heather got riled up the other night because she thought Jon, her husband of 13 years, was cleaning their coffeepot with vinegar, an odor she detests./pp She signed onto her Facebook page and wrote, “I’m going to murder my stanky husband.”/pp Several of her 470 Facebook friends got a laugh./pp “Hire a mechanic,” joked a guy named Steve./pp “No, I like him,” responded a pal named Dale./pp The next response, posted only six minutes after the first, came from Jon himself: “Thanks for having my back. Except you, Steve!”/pp A woman named Amy weighed in: “You don’t want to go to jail. Just stop washing his clothes and feeding him. LOL.”/pp “I think he does the cooking,” countered Dale./pp Soon the conversation segued into the best methods for cleaning coffeepots./pp But one reader wasn’t laughing./pp One of Heather’s Facebook friends apparently thought she was serious. As a result, the McKennas got an unexpected visitor two days later./pp At 2 o’clock on a Monday afternoon, a Portage County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy knocked on the front door of their house in Randolph Township, Ohio. The deputy discovered Heather’s husband slumped in a chair with his eyes closed. But it wasn’t exactly a crime scene./pp The husband, who had worked a midnight shift, was asleep in a chair – with their 17-month-old daughter asleep on his lap. The scene was more reminiscent of Norman Rockwell than Karla Faye Tucker./pp When the deputy saw the man, she said, “Oh, is that Jon McKenna?”/pp Heather immediately thought Jon had done something wrong, because she knew she hadn’t./pp When the deputy said, “Did you post something on Facebook that you were going to murder your husband?” Heather was stunned./pp “Is that really why you’re here?” she said, incredulous./pp The deputy told her a complaint had been filed and she was there to check it out. She asked Heather to pull up the page on her computer so the deputy could read it, and Heather quickly complied./pp Both McKennas were floored by the visit – and still are./pp “We’re known for being smart alecks,” Jon said a few days later, sitting across from his wife in their small house. “About 95 percent of what either one of us posts on Facebook has got to be taken with about five shakers full of salt.”/pp That is frequently the case on the social networking site, where people aren’t exactly under oath./pp To anyone who knows the McKennas or even looked at the posts that followed her “threat,” believing a murder was imminent seems absurd./pp But how was the sheriff supposed to know?/pp If you’re not one of Heather’s 470 Facebook friends, you can’t view her page. The sheriff’s office had no context./pp Moreover, in the wake of the Chardon, Ohio, murders – the kid charged with killing three classmates made threats on Facebook – who could blame the authorities for wanting to be sure?/pp Portage County Sheriff David Doak sees nothing even remotely funny about the McKennas’ byplay./pp He doesn’t know the McKennas, but they don’t know him, either, and weren’t aware he had spent the entire previous week on high alert after the Chardon shootings, blanketing the county’s schools with personnel (himself included) to try to keep the calm and sort out the inevitable copycat threats. A couple of those threats resulted in arrests./pp “Any time we get a threat – whether it’s by telephone, via text, over the Internet, on Facebook – we’re certainly going to look into it,” Doak says./pp The person who called authorities (Doak won’t release the name) did so two days after Heather’s posting, and a deputy was dispatched immediately./pp “If (something) comes to our attention and we’re going to go spend time to chase information down – using our resources – those folks need to know that we don’t take that stuff humorously.”/pp The consequences, he says, could include criminal charges. “In today’s times, we just can’t put anything like that on ‘ignore.’ We will look into it.”/pp Meanwhile, Heather McKenna, 35, is peeved that one of her friends thinks so little of her that he or she could imagine Heather actually assassinating her 37-year-old husband./pp But when you have 470 “friends,” not all of them are going to be close ones. Heather’s criterion for accepting a friend request is simply knowing who the person is. In some cases, they are folks she hasn’t seen since high school./pp Such is the nature of the Facebook beast./pp /pp Long gone are the days we could stand in an airport and innocently joke about commandeering a plane. Merely uttering the word “bomb” or “hijack” is guaranteed to put you on a first-name basis with law enforcement./pp Looks like certain things have become off-limits on social media sites as well.
Article source: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/03/15/3492189/facebook-joke-turns-serious.html
The Giants have added tight end Martellus Bennett but also have an old tight end who reportedly wants to return.
According to the New York Daily News, Jeremy Shockey has let the Giants know he wants to return. Of course, there appears to be too much history and baggage here as a source confirmed the Giants don’t seem to be interested in a reunion. Former teammate Amani Toomer had some strong words about this as well.
Remember, Shockey reportedly once screamed at GM Jerry Reese and forced his way out of New York. He’s 31 and had a career-low 37 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns last season for the Panthers.
“No!!Shockey”I will never play4 you again!”he yelled at jerry Reese in 08. Let him keep his word. Bad teammate, worse person,” Toomer tweeted on Thursday morning.
Shockey responded via his Twitter account with this tweet: “Amani Toomer on Jeremy Shockey: Bad teammate, Haha. Well he was the lazy one that broke my leg!!”
The tight end also tweeted, “@AmaniAToomer Go get a bucket of rocks and start throwing them at your glass house.”
Toomer responded by tweeting, “Shockey,Thanks 4 proving my statement about being a bad person. Enough said.Have a nice day good luck as a FA”
And on the idea that he wants to return, Shockey tweeted, “It’s funny how the Ny media still try’s to make money off me! Can anyone find a quote from me on me wanting to play for the GAINTS?”
The Giants could perhaps use another tight end even though Bennett is on board. But their eyes are on a Cowboys wide receiver. ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports Cowboys free agent wide receiver Kevin Ogleetree is visiting the Giants today.
The Giants could use another wide receiver considering that Mario Manningham will likely depart. Manningham is scheduled to visit the Niners today. Cornerback Aaron Ross is also visiting Cincinnati today.
Here’s a constantly updated list of the Giants free agents and moves. Tell us what you think of Shockey wanting back below.
Article source: http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/13258/day-3-shockey-wants-to-return
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